Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone and the loss of bone mass causes the bones to become porous and fragile.
The amount of bone tissue in the skeleton, known as bone mass or bone density, can keep growing until around age 30. At that point, bones have reached their maximum strength and density, known as peak bone mass. Women tend to experience minimal change in total bone mass between age 30 and menopause (average age of 51). But in the first few years after menopause or estrogen deficiency, most women go through rapid bone loss, which then slows but continues throughout the postmenopausal years. The side effects: bones become brittle and can easily fracture.
By replacing the lack of estrogen with safe and effective bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, you can help prevent and reduce signs of Osteoporosis.